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Scarecrow Video began life in 1988 with one simple vision: to unite people with film. At the heart of this vision was a deep passion for cinematic storytelling. It began with a few hundred tapes in the back of a record store, and for more than 28 years its devoted caretakers have gradually accumulated the largest independently owned video and physical media library in the country, currently boasting over 128,000 titles. You can find film and television from 129 countries, in 126 different languages, and spanning over 120 years of cultural history. When they say “There’s something for everybody,” they literally mean it. They have also been a hub in the local film scene, providing a knowledgeable and passionate staff to offer all who visit Scarecrow a unique experience. This passion for film has rippled out into the greater Puget Sound community as Scarecrow devotedly supports local film organizations, promotes film screenings, and brings filmmakers from all walks of life into town. The internet, video-on-demand, and high-definition formats have changed the landscape, offering greater access to all forms of entertainment. Scarecrow’s focus is to complement those changes in ways only we can by providing access to not only what is available from mainstream sources, but to rare, out-of-print, and foreign and independent films, many of which are available nowhere else. In 2014, Scarecrow became a non-profit in order to protect and grow this unique collection, and to further their conviction that all people, everywhere, should have the opportunity to access the film arts. Scarecrow Video’s mission is to champion the indispensable role of film arts in community, cultural, and civic life. As Scarecrow moves forward into its next chapter, we are developing new and innovative ways to engage with the community and continue to be a vital part of Seattle. Scarecrow is here for all movie lovers, however they want to love them.

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Scarecrow Video
by Startime
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Title: Startime: Turn of the Screw Original format: VHS Item Id.: SCV5_1.mp4; preservation master SCV5.mkv Description: Startime was one of the first American television shows to be broadcast in color. In this episode, a governess (Ingrid Bergman), put in charge of two young children begins to see the ghost of her dead predecessor. This video is part of the Scarecrow Video Collection. Storytelling is at the heart of Scarecrow Video. For thousands of years, stories have been the way we learn...
Topics: John Frankenheimer, Ingrid Bergman, Horror, Thriller, Old Hollywood, Ghosts, Supernatural, Haunting
Scarecrow Video
by Playhouse 90
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Title: Playhouse 90: Forbidden Area Original format: VHS Item Id.: SCV2_2.mp4; preservation master SCV2.mkv Description: This episode of Playhouse 90 was the first of that TV anthology series. Airing October 4, 1956, it was Rod Serling's adaptation of Pat Frank's novel Forbidden Area about Soviet sabotage, and starred Charlton Heston and Vincent Price. This video is part of the Scarecrow Video Collection. Storytelling is at the heart of Scarecrow Video. For thousands of years, stories have been...
Topics: John Frankenheimer, Rod Serling, Charlton Heston, Tab Hunter, Vincent Price, Soviet Union, Spy, Pat...
Scarecrow Video
by Something Weird Video
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Title: Gay Camp Classics, Vol.2: Les Boys Original format: VHS Item Id.: SCV13_2.mp4; preservation master SCV13.mkv Description: This circa 1970's video was sourced from Gay Camp Classics Volume I, a compilation VHS produced by Seattle's Something Weird Video. No other known copies exist. The compilation was released on VHS in 2000. This video is part of the Scarecrow Video Collection. Storytelling is at the heart of Scarecrow Video. For thousands of years, stories have been the way we learn...
Topics: Camp, Drag, Amateur filmmaking, Amateur Film, Gay history, LGBTQ
Scarecrow Video
by Danger
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Title: Danger: Knife in the Dark Original format: VHS Item Id.: SCV7_2.mp4; preservation master SCV7.mkv Description: In this claustrophobic episode of the series Danger, written by Rod Serling and directed by John Frankenheimer, Paul Newman stars as a tormented convict who must take a stand against the violent inmate who murdered his best friend. This episode aired December 7, 1954. This video is part of the Scarecrow Video Collection. Storytelling is at the heart of Scarecrow Video. For...
Topics: John Frankenheimer, Rod Serling, Paul Newman, Old hollywood, Prison, Murder, Drama
Scarecrow Video
by Mystic Fire Video
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Title: A Common Destiny: 1) Walking in Both Worlds 2) The Hopi Prophecy Original format: VHS Item Id.: SCV17 Description: First part (~24 min.) features Jewell James of the Lummi tribe discussing Native American views of environmental and economic issues, as well as keeping traditional ways alive. Second part (The Hopi Prophecy: ~24 min.) features Thomas Banyacya of the Hopi tribe discussing his tribe's spiritual and environmental beliefs. Circle interviews also include Jewell James, who was...
Topics: Pacific Northwest, Pacific Northwest Tribes, Northwest Tribes, Indian communities, Native People,...
Scarecrow Video
by Turner Broadcasting System
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Title: The Native Americans: The Tribal People of the Northwest Original format: VHS Item Id.: SCV16 Description: The Far West/Generous Spirit [title screen]; A meeting of the Far West Council elders inspires a discussion of Northwest Native American history and traditions, and the struggle to remember and honor their ancestry; inc. Jewell James, also featured in A Common Destiny. This video is part of the Scarecrow Video Collection. Storytelling is at the heart of Scarecrow Video. For...
Topics: Pacific Northwest, Pacific Northwest Tribes, Northwest Tribes, Indian communities, Native People,...
Scarecrow Video
by Inside the Soviet Union
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Title: World War II: Soviet War Stories - Part 4: Around the Soviet Union Original format: VHS Item Id.: SCV1_4.mp4; preservation master SCV1.mkv Description: Part of the video series Inside the Soviet Union, this short film describes involvement and action during World War II from internal perspectives, as the film was produced by Soviet filmmakers under control and supervision of their government. This video is part of the Scarecrow Video Collection. Storytelling is at the heart of Scarecrow...
Topics: World War II, WW2, Soviet Union, War, USSR
Scarecrow Video
by Ken Slusher
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Title: Shadow Song Original format: VHS Item Id.: SCV15 Description: This anti war/anti Bush administration song was written by Jim Hinde and performed by him at a rally following the ML King Day parade in Seattle, 2003. This video is introduced by Rev. Rich Lang, after which Jim's Shadow Song plays behind pictures of peace activists and marchers, including scenes from the ML King Day march. This video is part of the Scarecrow Video Collection. Storytelling is at the heart of Scarecrow Video....
Topics: Seattle, Anti-war, Anti-Bush, President George W. Bush, Protest, Protest song, Activists, Peace,...
Scarecrow Video
by Inside the Soviet Union
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Title: World War II: Soviet War Stories - Part 2: Classmates Original format: VHS Item Id.: SCV1_2.mp4; preservation master SCV1.mkv Description: Part of the video series Inside the Soviet Union, this short film describes involvement and action during World War II from internal perspectives, as the film was produced by Soviet filmmakers under control and supervision of their government. This video is part of the Scarecrow Video Collection. Storytelling is at the heart of Scarecrow Video. For...
Topics: World War II, WW2, Soviet Union, War, USSR
Scarecrow Video
by Playhouse 90
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Title: Playhouse 90: Winter Dreams Original format: VHS Item Id.: SCV7_1.mp4; preservation master SCV7.mkv Description: In this episode of Playhouse 90, a successful young man announces his recent engagement, only to be forced to reconsider his future following the sudden reappearance of a girl he has loved for years. This video is part of the Scarecrow Video Collection. Storytelling is at the heart of Scarecrow Video. For thousands of years, stories have been the way we learn about our...
Topics: John Frankenheimer, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Old Hollywood
Scarecrow Video
by Inside the Soviet Union
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Title: World War II: Soviet War Stories - Part 1: The Great Exploit Original format: VHS Item Id.: SCV1_1.mp4; preservation master SCV1.mkv Description: Part of the video series Inside the Soviet Union, this short film describes involvement and action during World War II from internal perspectives, as the film was produced by Soviet filmmakers under control and supervision of their government. This video is part of the Scarecrow Video Collection. Storytelling is at the heart of Scarecrow Video....
Topics: World War II, WW2, Soviet Union, War, USSR
Scarecrow Video
by Inside the Soviet Union
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Title: World War II: Soviet War Stories - Part 3: Heroic Exploit Original format: VHS Item Id.: SCV1_3.mp4; preservation master SCV1.mkv Description: Part of the video series Inside the Soviet Union, this short film describes involvement and action during World War II from internal perspectives, as the film was produced by Soviet filmmakers under control and supervision of their government. This video is part of the Scarecrow Video Collection. Storytelling is at the heart of Scarecrow Video....
Topics: World War II, WW2, Soviet Union, War, USSR
Scarecrow Video
by Something Weird Video
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Title: Gay Camp Classics, Vol.2: All About Alice Original format: VHS Item Id.: SCV13_1.mp4; preservation master SCV13.mkv Description: This circa 1970's video was sourced from Gay Camp Classics Volume 2, a compilation VHS produced by Seattle's Something Weird Video. No other known copies exist. The compilation was released on VHS in 2000. This video is part of the Scarecrow Video Collection. Storytelling is at the heart of Scarecrow Video. For thousands of years, stories have been the way we...
Topics: Camp, Drag, Amateur filmmaking, Amateur Film, Gay history, LGBTQ
Scarecrow Video
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Title: Playhouse 90: For Whom the Bell Tolls (Part 1 of 2) Original format: VHS Item Id.: SCV3_1.mp4; preservation master SCV3.mkv Description: This two part episode of Playhouse 90 retells Ernest Hemingway’s classic novel of the Spanish Civil War. An American allied with the Republicans finds romance during a desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge. This video is part of the Scarecrow Video Collection. Storytelling is at the heart of Scarecrow Video. For thousands of...
Topics: John Frankenheimer, Ernest Hemingway, Spanish Civil War, Old Hollywood, War
Scarecrow Video
by Thomas Lee Wright
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Title: Eight-Tray Gangster: The Making of a Crip Original format: VHS Item Id.: SCV18 Description: Documentary portrait of one family's experience growing up with/as Crips gang members in LA. This video is part of the Scarecrow Video Collection. Storytelling is at the heart of Scarecrow Video. For thousands of years, stories have been the way we learn about our collective past, interpret our present, and dream about our future; and they have the power to transcend boundaries real and imagined....
Topics: LA, Gangs, Bloods, Crips, 1990s LA, California
Scarecrow Video
by Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of North America
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Title: American Odyssey: Washington's Highway 101 - The Olympic Loop Original format: VHS Item Id.: SCV19 Description: Notes on tape read: "American Odyssey Presents: Washington's Highway 101: Part 1: Circling the Olympic Peninsula with your host Rudy Schroeder. Distributed by RVAC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of North America Copyright 1992". This video is part of the Scarecrow Video Collection. Storytelling is at the heart of Scarecrow...
Topics: Pacific Northwest, RV, Recreational Vehicle, Motor homes, Washington State, Highway 101, Olympic...
Scarecrow Video
by Something Weird Video
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Title: Gay Camp Classics, Vol.1: Spy on the Fly Original format: VHS Item Id.: SCV12_3.mp4; preservation master SCV12.mkv Description: This circa 1970's video was sourced from Gay Camp Classics Volume I, a compilation VHS produced by Seattle's Something Weird Video. No other known copies exist. The compilation was released on VHS in 2000. This video is part of the Scarecrow Video Collection. Storytelling is at the heart of Scarecrow Video. For thousands of years, stories have been the way we...
Topics: Camp, Drag, Amateur filmmaking, Amateur Film, Gay history, LGBTQ
Scarecrow Video
by Something Weird Video
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Title: Gay Camp Classics, Vol.1: What Really Happened to Baby Jane? Original format: VHS Item Id.: SCV12_1.mp4; preservation master SCV12.mkv Description: Freida and Roz Berri star in this 1970's drag parody of the classic film, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? Also, starring Clod Hopper, Patti Pope, Loretta, Tony Silva, Mazie Meland and Cora Miles. Directed by Connie B. De Mille. This video was sourced from Gay Camp Classics Volume I, a compilation VHS produced by Seattle's Something Weird...
Topics: Camp, Drag, Amateur filmmaking, Amateur Film, Gay history, LGBTQ
Scarecrow Video
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Title: Exploration Northwest: North Slope Oil Original format: VHS Item Id.: SCV18 Description: Notes on tape read: "North Slope Oil: V202." This video is part of the Scarecrow Video Collection. Storytelling is at the heart of Scarecrow Video. For thousands of years, stories have been the way we learn about our collective past, interpret our present, and dream about our future; and they have the power to transcend boundaries real and imagined. For over 100 years, film has been an...
Topics: Pacific Northwest, Oil, Fossil Fuels, Energy, Oil exploration, Alask, Alaska North Slope Oil and...
Scarecrow Video
by Playhouse 90
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Title: Playhouse 90: The Last Tycoon Original format: VHS Item Id.: SCV2_1.mp4; preservation master SCV2.mkv Description: “The Last Tycoon” is the 24th episode in the first season of Playhouse 90. This episode, written by Don Mankiewicz and directed by John Frankenheimer, was based off the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel of the same title. In it, a movie producer is slowly working himself to death. This video is part of the Scarecrow Video Collection. Storytelling is at the heart of Scarecrow...
Topics: John Frankenheimer, Don Mankiewicz, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Playhouse 90, Hollywood
Scarecrow Video
by Luke S. Goljan
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Title: Remo Williams 2: The Adventure Continues Original format: VHS Item Id.: SCV8_1.mp4; preservation master SCV8.mkv Description: This amateur film presents a sequel to the 1985 film "Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins". This video is part of the Scarecrow Video Collection. Storytelling is at the heart of Scarecrow Video. For thousands of years, stories have been the way we learn about our collective past, interpret our present, and dream about our future; and they have the power...
Topics: Amateur filmmaking, Amateur film
Scarecrow Video
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Title: Playhouse 90: For Whom the Bell Tolls (Part 2 of 2) Original format: VHS Item Id.: SCV4_1.mp4; preservation master SCV4.mkv Description: This two part episode of Playhouse 90 retells Ernest Hemingway’s classic novel of the Spanish Civil War. An American allied with the Republicans finds romance during a desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge. This video is part of the Scarecrow Video Collection. Storytelling is at the heart of Scarecrow Video. For thousands of...
Topics: John Frankenheimer, Ernest Hemingway, Spanish Civil War, Old Hollywood, War
Scarecrow Video
by Something Weird Video
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Title: Gay Camp Classics, Vol.1: Always on Sunday Original format: VHS Item Id.: SCV12_2.mp4; preservation master SCV12.mkv Description: This circa 1970's video was sourced from Gay Camp Classics Volume I, a compilation VHS produced by Seattle's Something Weird Video. No other known copies exist. The compilation was released on VHS in 2000. This video is part of the Scarecrow Video Collection. Storytelling is at the heart of Scarecrow Video. For thousands of years, stories have been the way we...
Topics: Camp, Drag, Amateur filmmaking, Amateur Film, Gay history, LGBTQ
Scarecrow Video
by Karalino Sandrovich
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Title: Nagomu va/Bocchu: Yasashii Uchoten Original format: VHS Item Id.: SCV10_2.mp4; preservation master SCV10.mkv Description: This short film is by Keralino Sandrovich (known as KERA), a Japanese playwright, actor, musician, and director, whose real name is Kazumi Kobayashi. Created between 1981-1984. This video is part of the Scarecrow Video Collection. Storytelling is at the heart of Scarecrow Video. For thousands of years, stories have been the way we learn about our collective past,...
Topics: Amateur filmmaking, Amateur film, Japanese filmmaking, KERA, Karalino Sandrovich, Kazumi Kobayashi
Scarecrow Video
by Karalino Sandrovich
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Title: Nagomu va/Bocchu: Bocchu Jidai Original format: VHS Item Id.: SCV10_3.mp4; preservation master SCV10.mkv Description: Possibly translated as “Era of Decline,” this short film is by Keralino Sandrovich (known as KERA), a Japanese playwright, actor, musician, and director, whose real name is Kazumi Kobayashi, for his band Uchoten and is a fine example of Japanese ‘80s new wave music. This video is part of the Scarecrow Video Collection. Storytelling is at the heart of Scarecrow...
Topics: Amateur filmmaking, Amateur film, Japanese filmmaking, KERA, Karalino Sandrovich, Kazumi Kobayashi
Scarecrow Video
by Marshall Riggan
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Title: Cry for Poor Wally Original format: VHS Item Id.: SCV11_1.mp4; preservation master SCV11.mkv Description: This 1969 film was directed by Marty Young and written by Marshall Riggan. This video is part of the Scarecrow Video Collection. Storytelling is at the heart of Scarecrow Video. For thousands of years, stories have been the way we learn about our collective past, interpret our present, and dream about our future; and they have the power to transcend boundaries real and imagined. For...
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Scarecrow Video
by Karalino Sandrovich
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Title: Nagomu va/Bocchu: Chuo Line Yakuza Blues Original format: VHS Item Id.: SCV10_1.mp4; preservation master SCV10.mkv Description: This short film is by Keralino Sandrovich (known as KERA), a Japanese playwright, actor, musician, and director, whose real name is Kazumi Kobayashi. Created between 1981-1984. This video is part of the Scarecrow Video Collection. Storytelling is at the heart of Scarecrow Video. For thousands of years, stories have been the way we learn about our collective...
Topics: Amateur filmmaking, Amateur film, Japanese filmmaking, KERA, Karalino Sandrovich, Kazumi Kobayashi